Category: shoegaze

July 8, 2021

The Color of the Sky in Lightning Bug’s World

When I first heard of Lightning Bug, it was described as shoegaze. Shoegaze hasn’t been a force in music for more than 30 years. That made for an odd classification. Unless they were purposefully retro, the shoegaze shouldn’t fit. Yet, a quick listen to 2019’s October Sky suggested someone knew what they were talking about when they were deciding which bucket Lightning Bug belonged in. […]

February 24, 2021

S1E3: Dream Your Dream

Back in the 1990s, I discovered the band Lush. Initially, I was drawn to their song “Hypocrite” which was on the album Split. When I got the CD home and listened to it, i was blown away by the opening song, “Light From a Dead Star.” While “Hypocrite” was a typical 90s alternative song, comparable to music from Smashing Pumpkins, “Light From a Dead Star” […]